Wake School goes to court and collects $ 1.2 million from illegal bail guarantees

The Wake County school system has now recovered more than $ 1.2 million in lost income from the national fraudulent bail guarantee system.

A criminal investigation revealed that some Wake County court clerk had colluded with a bail bondsman. Change records in over 300 cases Between 2008 and 2013, The News & Observer previously reported. During that period, more than $ 1 million in debt forfeiture was not remitted to the school system, as required by state law.

After years of proceedings, the Wake County Board of Education announced on Tuesday that it had closed all proceedings and recovered $ 1.24 million. The latest settlement was with six insurers who agreed to pay $ 842,500.

During the trial, the Wake County clerk involved in the case described a scheme in which he received cash from a bail bondsman to change his records. paid.

Two clerk and two bail bondsman finally Sentenced for their role In the scheme.One of the accused bail bondsman Acquitted..

Wake school system Allegations filed in individual bond proceedings Trying to get the money back. A proceeding was filed against the insurance company with which Bondman contracted.

Six insurance companies will respond in late 2016 By filing a proceeding He opposed the school system and argued that he should not be held liable for plans that he did not notice until after the fact.

Wake was appealed by the insurance company and won at the court level of first instance. However, during mediation, the insurer agreed to pay $ 842,500 to resolve all claims, according to school board lawyer Rod Malone.